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Thelma May Dexter

May 13, 1935 — July 10, 2022

Thelma Dexter, 87, of Gillette died July 10, 2022 at her home of natural causes. Thelma May, was born May 13, 1935, the daughter of James and Helen (Likewise) McCue in Gillette.  A Wyoming native, being raised on her family ranch 10 miles south of Arvada, she has seen area history including the grasshopper plague of the late thirties to all the growth Campbell County has endured to present.  She attended high school in Gillette and graduated from Campbell County High School in 1953.   After graduation she married Charles Dexter July 2, 1954 in Clearmont.  The couple made their home there until moving to Seattle, Washington for a few years and then returned to Clearmont.  In the spring of 1964, the family moved to the ranch they purchased on the Powder River.  Later, Charles and Thelma moved with their sons, to Minnesota where they lived for 13 years.  Charles and Thelma divorced in 1982 and Thelma returned home to Wyoming where she has lived out the rest of her life.  Thelma worked various jobs in Gillette before completely retiring in 1999. Thelma enjoyed going for drives, looking at the countryside, crocheting and making latch hook rugs.  She will be remembered most as a supportive mother to her boys, always making them a priority.  Thelma will be sorely missed by her sons: Russell Dexter of Gillette, Jerry Dexter of Moorcroft and a few nieces.  She is preceded in death by her parents and 6 siblings: Marion, Robert, George, James, Don and Richard. A private family service will be held at a later date.  Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel 210 West 5th Street, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at

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